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Right, I have a dual PII 266mhz each Compaq Proliant 1600r Rackmount Server with 512mb of ram, IDE CD, 2gb IDE HDD, and 3 2gb SCSI HDD'S. Should I install GRUB for fedora on had1 or sda1. The IDE HDD is new by the way. I know the server is old itselff but its just meant to be a firewall / router.

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It really depends... which drive do you want to boot from?

If the system can do either, then it doesn't matter-- just pick a drive to install to, and go from there.

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The server by default boots off of the rigfirst SCSI drive and you cant change this setting. However, linux tries to install GRUB o the new IDE drive and when i restart, the system wont boot as the boot loader is on the wrong drive. You can change the gruib location under graphical install but I am using text due to my 1mb graphics card - its rubbish

This means I cant get in to lnux. A friend reccomended a boot floppy but the installer says tehre are too many modules needed, SCSI, RAID etc... to fit on one.

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Can you remove the IDE hard drive while installing? what are you mounting it as when you install?

I can tell you this much-- removing that drive will force it to install to /dev/sda. Otherwise, you could use a LiveCD like Knoppix, and chroot into your installation. From there, you could configure grub yourself however you need it to be done.

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I am puting /home on the new drive which I got as our areas are getting too big and installing the system rest of the system on the 2 scsi drives, with /boot and swap partitions on sda1 and / on sda2.

I need the IDE drive in whern I install to configure it for /home but damn anaconda wants to install GRUB to it which is wrong. GRUB must be on sda1.

Could I install it as above and use the rescue CD to reinstall grub on the correct HDD?

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Why not just leave the drive out at install time?

Simply install without the IDE drive in, then insert the drive, and initialize it, and edit /etc/fstab to mount the drive as /home, and migrate the user's files over. That's all it should take.

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Ok ill think ill just leave it blank and unformatted at install time then do it later as you said. Id rather not take it out as its a server where you have to unlcok the doro, take out the security screws, slide it along the rails etc........ (It takes ages)

Thanks!

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